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Johnathon Brabson

Senior Women's Soccer Consulant

Brabson joined Wingate  in 2022 after a successful stint at Winthrop University, where he served as the Associate Head Coach from 2012 through this year. He was the Assistant Coach at Winthrop from 2006 through 2012.

In his time at Winthrop, Brabson helped guide the Eagles to three Big South regular season titles, including back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011. Winthrop appeared in a pair of Big South Tournament championship games, while making eight trips to the semifinals.

Brabson helped organize and implement practice sessions while at Winthrop, while also playing a role as a recruiter. He recruited and coached numerous All-Big South honorees, including a pair of Big South Players of the Year, two Attacking Player of the Year honorees, one Defensive Player of the Year, one Freshman of the Year and a pair of NSCAA All-Region selections.

Brabson also prepared scouting reports for the Eagles, conducted film sessions, led fundraising efforts and developed game schedules for the fall and the spring. Winthrop has earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award every year since 2008. Brabson was also a member of the Winthrop Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group, along with the NSCAA Black Soccer Coaches Organization.

Prior to his arrival at Winthrop, Brabson was the head coach at Queens University from 2000 through 2006, where he posted a conference record of 35-26-4 overall record. During his time with the Royals, Brabson had 17 all-conference selections, two All-Region honorees along with a league Player and Freshman of the Year.

Brabson graduated from Maryville College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Business & Organizational Management. He is a Maryville College Wall of Fame member, inducted in 2018. Brabson was the two-time Defensive Player of the Year and Maryville, earning NSCAA All-South Team honors in 1997 while also being named the team MVP. Brabson played professionally for the Chattanooga Express SC in 1997, while playing for the Clarksville Gunners FC in 1999.

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